Thursday, July 02, 2015

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May 2015
May 1 Wolf Park Opens For Season
May 2 Birthday Party
May 16 Wolf Park After Hours
May 25 Memorial Day – Park Open 1-5 for Tours
May 30 Brew on the Bridge

June 2015
June 2-3 Day Camp ages 5-7
June 5 A Day With Wolves
June 6 Wolf Park After Hours
June 6-7 Overnight Camp ages 8-10
June 9-10 Day Camp ages 8-10
June 19-21 Wolf Intensive Weekend
June 20-21 Overnight Camp ages 11-12
June 23-24 Day Camp ages 11-12
June 27-28 Overnight Camp ages 13-15
June 30-Jul 1 Day Camp ages 5-7

July 2015
July 4 Watermelon Party
July 7-8 Day Camp ages 8-10
July 11-12 Overnight Camp ages 8-10
July 18-19 Overnight Camp ages 11-12
July 21-22 Day Camp ages 5-7
July 24-26 Behavior Seminar with special guest Ken McCort
July 28-29 Day Camp ages 11-12

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Hunter in a Log
 Tech Data:
Image Number: DX507523
Time Taken: 08:27:23 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 235mm
Exposure: 1/640 f5.6
ISO: 10000
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Hunter by a Tree
 Tech Data:
Image Number: DX507527
Time Taken: 08:35:40 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/500 f5.6
ISO: 20000
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Ayla Shakes
 Tech Data:
Image Number: DX507531
Time Taken: 09:28:43 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 200mm
Exposure: 1/500 f5.6
ISO: 320
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
When Ayla Shakes, the Fur Flies
 Tech Data:
Image Number: DX507542
Time Taken: 09:28:48 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 130mm
Exposure: 1/1250 f5.6
ISO: 1000
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None

More trimming of the old maple tree by the fox den was done this morning. It's an old tree with many old branches. Now it has fewer branches.

All the foxes move easily but Hunter. She is the difficult one. However, I took a few nice photos of her before she was finally moved indoors away from all the scary saws and things.

All the wolves have shed but Ayla and Kailani. They are holdouts. Ayla is blowing her coat. The fur flies when she shakes.


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Purchasing Prints

You can order any photo of the day print online! Just go to my website where you just need to enter the image number!

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Wolf Park Picture of the Day
4004 E 800 N
Battle Ground, IN 47920

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Please Note:

For Photo of the Day Subscribers, especially those subscribed to the Archives: When you click on a little photo, and put in your password and user name to get to the big photo, just click the back link at the top of the big photo. You will then be taken back to the main page, but with a difference. Now you will have date links at the top of the page right below all the ad stuff. All the previous photo of the day pages will then be available to you. Well, there are still some holes from times Monty was away on trips, but those will eventually be filled as best he can.

Due to a number of people who were stealing bandwidth, and the possibility of just grabbing the images off the site without paying for a subscription, software has been installed which scrambles the URL. Unfortunately, the net effect is a fixed image file name when you right mouse click and choose 'save picture as'. The image number is in the URL and so all you have to do is change the file name when saving the image -- simple cut and past would suffice here. I know this is more difficult than before, but to my knowledge (the software was developed third party) it is an unavoidable part of the security we had to instal. Considering that I have to type all the image data AND the image file name in manually for each and every photograph, you still have it easy. When using Microsofts Internet Explorer, the big images want to save as BMP's. If you find this annoying, try using the free Firefox browser. Firefox allows you to save the images as JPGs.

Please do not call the Wolf Park office with questions about the Photo of the Day page. Questions should only go to

          - Monty -

About Picture of the Day

Established January 23, 2002, this page is dedicated to the goings on at Wolf Park and occassionally elsewhere when Monty travels about the country and abroad. This page is a response to all the calls, e-mails, letters, faxes, mysterious notes pushed under doors in the middle of the night... about when Wolf Park is going to get a webcam. Well, we are working on it, and have been working on it for many years now, so don't hold your breath. We are kind of out in the boonies and getting something like that is either going to take a very generous donation (which we would much rather use on the animals than some old webcam where you may, or may not, actually see anything...

So, when Monty went 'digital' in late 2001, he realized that it would be a simple matter to just post a nice photo of a wolf, or something, on the website every day or so. OK, so it took a few months to come to this realization, but when it did, this page was born.

There are just a few rules with this page. The photos MUST be ones taken on that one day. Actually, that is about the only rule. The photo may, or may not be posed until later in the wee hours of the night after midnight and so what you see here is usually going to be photos taken the day before. In fact, we generally try to post the photos late in the evening so that there will be at least some semblance of consistency to when you are most likely to not miss anything.

As for the content, well, the photos might be of a wolf, or two, but they may not. For that matter, the photo may, or may not be taken at Wolf Park. At times, the photos may not be even taken anywhere near Wolf Park when Monty goes on vacation to some distant land (which he does often does do...) So, in such cases, the actual time the photo was taken can vary depending on the time zone the photo is taken in, but it will be a photo taken on THAT DAY in that time zone....

So, when is the best time to check this page? You are pretty much safe if you check it in the morning through early afternoon Eastern Time Zone. Although the page is usually updated for the day late at night, it sometimes might be updated in the early evening, which could be early afternoon on the West Coast. Of course if you purchase a subscription to the ARCHIVES, you can go back and check previous days at your leisure.

Using These Photos

The photos you see here are for personal or educational use only. They are not to be used for commercial purposes without express permission from the photographer, usually me, but sometimes Jessica, Andrew, Gale and others at Wolf Park who may take the Picture of the Day photo. Feel free to copy the images to your computer, make personal screen savers, computer wallpaper and the like with them, but if you want to place a photo on a website, even a personal one, you will need to ask permission to do so. If you are a student working on a wolf-related project and you would like to use some of these photos, please contact Monty for permission first, just to be nice.

Contact Us

If you would like to make a special request for photo of the day pictures, like a specific wolf or something like that, or if you would like to place an order, ask a silly question or just tell us what you think, E-mail

Phone: Wolf Park Office (Anying but Photo of the Day Questions) (765) 567-2265 / Monty's Cell (Photo of the Day Questions Only) 765-532-2901 / Fax: (765) 567-4299 - E-Mail (for picday questions, e-mail Monty)

Wolf Park - Battle Ground, IN 47920
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs & Graphics Monty Sloan/Wolf Park